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Microsoft unveils Windows 10: 'It wouldn't be right to call it Windows 9'

Microsoft unveils Windows 10: 'It wouldn't be right to call it Windows 9' | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
New operating system comes three years after launch of the poorly received Windows 8 and skips 9 altogether Microsoft is to put some numerical distance between its poorly received Windows 8 operating system and its replacement by calling the new...
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Microsoft pitches Windows 10 to enterprises with a blend of Metro and a dash of Desktop

Microsoft pitches Windows 10 to enterprises with a blend of Metro and a dash of Desktop | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
So long Windows 8, hello Windows.... 10? That's the next version from Microsoft, which showed off an early look at the new software on Tuesday. Live Tiles are blended with the Desktop in a way that appears more seamless than ever before.
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This 6-inch phone comes with a smaller Bluetooth handset for making calls

This 6-inch phone comes with a smaller Bluetooth handset for making calls | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Want a big phone to act as your tablet, but would rather make calls on a dedicated handset? Check out Alcatel's new Pop Mega LTE, which includes a phone that pairs through Bluetooth to a 6-inch Android device.
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Google’s modular phone will let you swap out parts without powering down

Google’s modular phone will let you swap out parts without powering down | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The ability to swap out a Project Ara phone component was already intriguing and now it will be easy to do as well: A modified version of Android L will let you change parts without turning off the phone.
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Matchstick, the Firefox OS-based Chromecast competitor, launches on Kickstarter for $18

Matchstick, the Firefox OS-based Chromecast competitor, launches on Kickstarter for $18 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Matchstick wants to take on Chromecast with a dirt-cheap dongle that is more open than Google's streaming stick, and promises developers more powerful hardware.
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Drawing The Eye: Attention Technology

Drawing The Eye: Attention Technology | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Eye-tracking technology is over 100 years old, but it’s only recently that it’s become reliable enough to be used in high volume research. UK-based company Lumen uses the tech to prove that creativity can look great and drive effectiveness.
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Talk Tech With Me Web Tools | Didactics and Tec...

Talk Tech With Me Web Tools | Didactics and Tec... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Web Tools fon Talk Tech With Me (Talk Tech With Me Web Tools http://t.co/eAcJge1VQL)
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This time collapse of a skater is so freaking cool

This time collapse of a skater is so freaking cool | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Professional pool skater Cory Juneau did more than 60 takes around this skate park to create this time collapse: A video in which every version of himself across time is put into the same space thanks to the magic of video editing.
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Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022? - Wired

Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022? - Wired | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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The report represents insights from a strong community of technology leaders from around the world.
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The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Edu...

The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Edu... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
"SAMR model is a conceptual framework developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura to help you better integrate technology in your instruction. SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition.
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Microsoft event will reveal new revitalised Windows 9

Microsoft event will reveal new revitalised Windows 9 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
New version of Windows is hoping to bring back users and businesses alienated by Windows 8, and is expected to expand its mobile software Microsoft will show off the next version of its Windows software next week, known internally as project...
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FAA says air traffic control isn't ready for drones - The Verge

FAA says air traffic control isn't ready for drones - The Verge | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
New York Daily News FAA says air traffic control isn't ready for drones The Verge The AP reports that plans for modernizing air traffic control can't cover the unique challenges posed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), given that they were made...
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Stripe is operating the payment machinery behind Facebook’s “buy” button

Stripe is operating the payment machinery behind Facebook’s “buy” button | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Stripe is starting to rack up payment processing deals with the heavyweights of social media, opening up huge potential for the growth of its credit card transactions business.
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Cloudera bought DataPad because data scientists need tooling, too

Cloudera bought DataPad because data scientists need tooling, too | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Cloudera has acquired a data-visualization startup called DataPad, the founding team of which specializes in data analysis using the Python programming language.
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Pivotal nabs OpenStack co-creator and Piston co-founder Joshua McKenty

Pivotal nabs OpenStack co-creator and Piston co-founder Joshua McKenty | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Joshua McKenty, one of the early architects of OpenStack while at NASA, and a co-founder of OpenStack startup Piston, has joined Pivotal at field CTO for Cloud Foundry.
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How we built it: Tell your story to find funding and then stick with it

How we built it: Tell your story to find funding and then stick with it | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
This is the third post in our How We Built it package featuring lessons from hardware entrepreneurs on getting from an idea to a product. LIFX explains the hard part of finding funding.
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The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes - Wired

The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes - Wired | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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And as UNIX gave rise to GNU and Linux—the OS that drives so much of the modern internet—Bash found its way onto tens of thousands of machines.
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Microsoft’s quest for low-end Windows sales begins: $99 tablet, $199 laptop from HP

Microsoft’s quest for low-end Windows sales begins: $99 tablet, $199 laptop from HP | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Microsoft said it was taking the low-cost market seriously and now it has proof: A pair of tablets and two laptops from HP that use Windows 8.1 with Bing and come with a year of Office 365 personal plus a terabyte of OneDrive storage.
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Oculus Rift in the classroom: Immersive education's next level | ZDNet

Oculus Rift in the classroom: Immersive education's next level | ZDNet | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The popularity of immersive education is growing. But as cool and cutting-edge as the technology is, is a virtual reality environment conducive to learning?
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Best Selling Educational Technology Books 2014 ...

Best Selling Educational Technology Books 2014 ... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
I am frequently asked what some of the more popular books are that discuss technology in education. While there are a bunch, a lot of them speak the same sentiments.
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Lawrence Technological University To Host World Robot Olympiad - CBS Local

Lawrence Technological University To Host World Robot Olympiad - CBS Local | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
CBS Local Lawrence Technological University To Host World Robot Olympiad CBS Local SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – Lawrence Technological University will host teams from across the United States Saturday in the first-ever World Robot Olympiad national...
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4 Hot Technology Trends Ushering a Revolution in Education - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

4 Hot Technology Trends Ushering a Revolution in Education - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
technology trends that are ushering an education revolution of sorts. Let’s take a look at some of these trends.
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Digital public services: advice from around the world

Digital public services: advice from around the world | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
From digital government in Estonia to reporting problems via text in Uganda, our expert share tips on using technology Read the debate in fullOne of the best examples of digital government is Estonia If people want a much bolder view of how...
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The US Navy May Battle Deadly Naval Mines With Quadcopter Drones

The US Navy May Battle Deadly Naval Mines With Quadcopter Drones | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Once laid, naval mines are extremely difficult to find and neutralize. But the US Navy may be developing drone technology that could change that.
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Samsung’s Gear S won’t stand alone: FCC tests an LG watch with 3G radio

Samsung’s Gear S won’t stand alone: FCC tests an LG watch with 3G radio | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
It appears Samsung's Galaxy S won't be the only smartwatch with its own data connection and voice calling capabilities: An LG wearable device with its own 3G radio was tested by the FCC.
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